Houghton senior receives P.E.O. Sisterhood’s STAR scholarship

HOUGHTON — Annika Seigel is a 2021 recipient of the P.E.O. Sisterhood’s STAR scholarship. Seigel was nominated for this award by local P.E.O Chapter DJ due to her outstanding academic record, involvement in multiple extracurricular activities, dedication to community service programs combined with her leadership skills and experience. She will receive $2,500 for this honor to be used for higher education. Seigel will graduate from Houghton High School in June 2021 and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in “Environment” (policy) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following this, she plans to complete a law degree with the intention of being a social justice attorney.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has helped more than 113,000 women pursue educational goals by providing over $366 million in grants, scholarships, awards and loans and the stewardship of Cottey College (an all-women’s college in Iowa). The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship (STAR) was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. For more information about P.E.O. and their scholarships, please go to: www.peointernational.org


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